Successful Cleveland Medical Malpractice Attorneys Offer Compassionate Legal Support for Children Suffering Birth Injuries From Use of Forceps
We hold negligent care providers accountable
Every year, an estimated 1 in 20 babies is delivered with assistance from forceps, a controversial tool used during difficult deliveries to grasp the baby’s head and guide the baby through the birth canal. In the right hands, forceps can be a life-saving tool. Unfortunately, in the wrong hands, or when used improperly, forceps can lead to significant injury to the baby or the mother. The Ohio medical malpractice attorneys at The Eisen Law Firm leverage years of experience to help families pursue compensation for injuries resulting from improper use of birthing tools.
Controversy surrounds the use of forceps during childbirth
Used properly, forceps can be a life-saving tool that leaves minor bruising around the baby’s head. In most cases, the bruising fades within just a few days.
Unfortunately, when used improperly, forceps can cause significant harm to both the baby and the mother. Common injuries to babies resulting from improper use of forceps during birth include:
- Brain injury or brain bleeds
- Spinal cord injuries
- Skull fractures
- Facial palsy or other facial injuries
Mothers are also at risk during forceps assisted deliveries. Vaginal tearing, bladder injuries, uterine rupture, anemia and other conditions may have a lasting and painful impact.
We hold medical professionals accountable for the costs of forceps injuries
When an injury results from a medical provider’s negligent or improper use of forceps, the victim and their family has the right to pursue compensation. Our Ohio forceps injury lawyers aggressively pursue the maximum compensation you are entitled to for all losses resulting from the injury, including:
- Medical treatment: The costs of medical care required by forceps injury victims may be significant. Recovering compensation for all medical costs is important to avoid unnecessary financial hardship for your family.
- Ongoing care: Serious injuries often require lengthy recovery processes, if not life-long care. With that in mind, it is important to pursue compensation for all future expenses, not just past losses.
- Pain and suffering: While it may be difficult to place a monetary value on your pain or suffering, it is important to hold the negligent party responsible for the anguish they have caused. We have years of experience conveying to jurors how to quantify “non-economic” losses such as pain, suffering, and mental anguish.
- Loss of consortium: Loss of consortium refers to the injury suffered by one family member when his or her spouse, child, or parent is hurt by someone’s negligence. It is, in essence, an injury to the relationship or expected relationship between two people. For example, when a child is injured due to negligence, his or her parents can recover for any loss of the child’s services, society, companionship, comfort, love, or solace. None of this is easy to quantify, but it can and should be addressed in appropriate circumstances, which most often means when there is truly a life-changing injury.
Whether you wish to negotiate a settlement or pursue a judgment in court, our attorneys work diligently to ensure that your rights and those of your child as a medical negligence victim are upheld, and that your future and theirs is protected from unnecessary financial harm.
Our medical malpractice attorneys provide compassionate support and aggressive representation
In an effort to help you put your family back together following a birth injury, The Eisen Law Firm offers the comprehensive, personalized advice you need to understand and execute your legal options. We offer a free initial consultation, so contact us today by phone at 216-687-0900 or online.